Team Fortress 2

This is a benchmark of Valve's free-to-play Team Fortress 2 game. The test profile assumes you have a Steam account, have Steam installed for the system, and that Team Fortress 2 is already installed. This automates the process of executing the game and using a standardized time demo.

This test profile assumes you have the Valve Steam client already installed for your operating system / distribution and that it's installed to the standard path. Your Steam account must also be active and the game already installed.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark tf2.

Use with caution this test profile is currently marked Unverified.

Test Created

17 July 2013

Last Updated

9 July 2022

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

2 Seconds

Average Run Time

6 Minutes, 51 Seconds


150k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Supported Architectures

x86 + x86_64

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsTeam Fortress 2 Popularity Statisticspts/tf22013.072013.112014.032014.072014.112015.032015.072015.112016.032016.072016.112017.032017.072017.112018.032018.072018.112019.032019.072019.112020.032020.072020.112021.032021.072021.112022.032022.072022.112023.032023.072023.1113002600390052006500
* Uploading of benchmark result data to is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 3 December 2023.
1920 x 108054.9%2560 x 14407.9%3840 x 216037.2%Resolution Option

Revision History

pts/tf2-1.2.4   [View Source]   Sat, 09 Jul 2022 14:48:29 GMT
Log file fix for more recent versions of TF2.

pts/tf2-1.2.3   [View Source]   Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:24:46 GMT
Initial macOS support with Steam

pts/tf2-1.2.2   [View Source]   Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:24:36 GMT
Handle environment dynamically.

pts/tf2-1.2.1   [View Source]   Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:36:40 GMT
Fix against latest Steam...

pts/tf2-1.2.0   [View Source]   Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:13:08 GMT
Update time demo since previous one stopped working with latest Steam TF2 updates.

pts/tf2-1.1.0   [View Source]   Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:26:35 GMT
Enable NVIDIA threaded OpenGL optimizations.

pts/tf2-1.0.3   [View Source]   Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:03:35 GMT
Fixes for latest Steam on Linux upstream.

pts/tf2-1.0.2   [View Source]   Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:16:39 GMT
Path updates to let TF2 run on latest Steam Linux client.

pts/tf2-1.0.1   [View Source]   Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:05:36 GMT
Add PreInstallMessage.

pts/tf2-1.0.0   [View Source]   Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:05:41 GMT
A very basic Valve Team Fortress 2 game test profile.

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Team Fortress 2

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 metrics for this test profile configuration based on 605 public results since 20 August 2015 with the latest data as of 25 December 2022.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Frames Per Second (Average)
256 +/- 21
151 +/- 4
133 +/- 13
< 129
128 +/- 7
126 +/- 9
< 70
69 +/- 8
64 +/- 5
56 +/- 5
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Resolution: 1920 x 1080605 Results Range From 0 To 272 Frames Per Second163248648096112128144160176192208224240256272306090120150

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Team Fortress 2 - Resolution: 1920 x 1080) has an average run-time of 4 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkResolution: 1920 x 1080Run-Time3691215Min: 1 / Avg: 3.45 / Max: 8

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsResolution: 1920 x 1080Deviation48121620Min: 0 / Avg: 1.52 / Max: 13

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)

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